Posts Tagged ‘Lauryn Hill’

The Sleigher: Ms. Lauryn Hill, ‘A Cradle in Bethlehem’

Lovely but excessive

Arts Roundup: Mildly Uneducated Edition

Arcade Fire's Win Butler responds to the Washington Post's negative review of the band's last album, calling it "mildly uneducated" and himself a "fucking rock star." [Stereogum]
Michelle and Barack Obama, besties with Beyonce and Jay Z 4 life. [Washingtonian]
Is there enough demand for all these new movie theaters opening in D.C.? [Housing Complex]
Also: More renderings [...]

Arts Roundup: The List Edition

IT'S HERE: The List is live. And Bluebrain made it. Get thee to TweetDeck.
More Roundups in a Roundup: After a few years of writing arts roundups like this one, I regard them with, well, contempt. But these roundups by DCist's Valerie Paschall and TBD's Andrew Beaujon? Magnifique.
Superstar: It's just barely within the realm of reality that [...]

Maimouna Youssef Has a Man (Sorry, Fellas)

Working with The Roots certainly has its perks. Five years ago, local singer/MC Maimouna Youssef sang the hook to the Philly crew's "Don't Feel Right" and earned a Grammy nomination for her work on the song.
And if you look fast enough, you'll see a teenage Youssef on Dave Chappelle's Block Party, jumping abundantly with rappers Dead [...]

Outtakes: Maimouna Youssef Discusses “Black Magic,” Recording With The Roots

Maimouna Youssef has an artistic vision seasoned well beyond her 26 years—due mainly to her upbringing in a musical household and the time she's spent collaborating with artists like The Roots and Dead Prez.
I interviewed Youssef for last week's One Track Mind column, but I couldn't fit nearly everything in. Here's the rest of our interview—in [...]